The radical left has been repeating their insane Russian conspiracy theory for so long that it seems to have struck a nerve with a small faction of defecting republican congressmen.
In the midst of a governmental stalemate that has severely impeded the progress of the President’s agenda, congress seems to have found time to handcuff Trump to former President Barack Obama’s disastrous Russia-related policies. Healthcare reform is currently a wash, with little hope for any real progress before the next recess, along with continued federal meddling with Trump’s travel ban and border wall budget. To put it bluntly: Obstruction soup is on the menu in the Washington Swamp Diner.
Now, as the President has continually been spared any recourse from the multitude of investigations into Russia’s alleged collusion with his campaign, congress has decided to limit Trump’s ability to lift Obama-era sanctions on the Kremlin.
“The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill giving Congress the power to block any effort by the White House to weaken sanctions on Russia, offering a direct challenge to President Donald Trump’s authority.
“The vote was 419-3. The legislation moves to the Senate, but it’s unclear when the Senate will vote on the measure, which includes new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Senate foreign relations committee chairman Bob Corker indicated Monday he may want to make some tweaks to the bill, which was negotiated between the House and Senate after the initial version he drafted sailed through on a 98-2 vote.“‘This is a strong, bipartisan bill that will increase the United States’ economic and political leverage,’ Rep. Ed Royce, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told reporters Tuesday.“The House action came hours after Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser, wrapped up an interview with the House intelligence committee about the 2016 campaign and allegations that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian officials to help defeat Hillary Clinton. On Monday he met with staff on the Senate intelligence panel and said afterward that he didn’t collude with Russia and didn’t know anyone from the campaign who did.”